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My Favorite Queer Netflix Characters

My Favorite Queer Netflix Characters

As a queer myself, I am thirsty for character representation. Because what? Representation Matters, period. Growing up I always knew that something inside me is different. However, my journey in knowing myself has been difficult because of the lack of proper representation.

The media has always portrayed queers as comedic and a subject of not being a good example. Now that I’m an adult, I am seeing more queer representation in different television shows and online streaming applications such as Netflix.

Here are some of my favorite queer Netflix characters.

Klaus Hargreeves of The Umbrella Academy

Klaus Hargreeves, also known as Number 4, is one of the siblings in The Umbrella Academy. In season 1 we know that he can interact with the souls of the dead, especially his brother Ben, who unfortunately passed away.

Klaus time travels back to the Vietnam War era after obtaining one of The Commission’s briefcases. While fighting in the war, he finds himself falling in love with a soldier who passes away in his arms on the front lines.

Titus Andromedon of the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Titus is one of the main characters of the series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. At an early age, Titus knew he was gay. But because he fears rejection, he ended up concealing himself.

However, what I like about him is his passion. He wanted to be in the Lion King on broadway so badly. Despite being rejected many times, he continues to audition hoping someone will notice his talent. His character also had a very cute love story with Mikey a construction worker whom he saw around their neighborhood. The two had a very complicated relationship but in the end, the two managed to work things out.

Clare Devlin of the Derry Girls

Clare is a lesbian. The character came out in the first season of the series. Her confession was hilarious because she wrote a mystery letter and when she told her friends that she wrote the letter they did not believe her right away.

Clare’s character is portrayed as the most intelligent student and is very concerned with her academics. Academic success is everything to her but she did not mind being friends who do not share the same values as her. Even though most of her friends are her constant source of frustration.

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David Rose of Schitt’s Creek

In the series, the character of Dan Levy, David Rose is pansexual. The scene with his co-star Emily Hampshire about wine confirms the sexual orientation of his character. Schitt’s Creek is a feel-good show that will make your queer hearts. Beside him in the picture is Patrick, the love of his life.

All of these Queer characters are all relatable to me. The weird personality of Klaus, the humor of Titus, Clare’s awkwardness, and David’s sarcastic personality was like me combined in one.

At first, I was curious as to why am I so hooked up with them other than being queer, but turns out I just relate to them. This goes to show that consuming media with queer characters does not make one a queer person but it makes them more relatable.

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